The Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications will help Ontario businesses and organizations make their information accessible for people with disabilities.

Organizations will have to:

Educational and training institutions must:

Producers of educational or training materials must:

Libraries:

Timelines

Requirements are being phased in depending on the:

  • type of organization (private or public)
  • number of employees in the organization.
Here is a summary of the key dates.

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Go to the accessibility compliance wizard to find out exactly what you have to do and when.

Other accessibility requirements

The Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications is part of a larger regulation called the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.

It includes some general requirements that organizations must follow including:

  • planning for accessibility
  • training staff to comply with the accessibility standards.

Find out more.

Learn more

Read our summaries of the requirements of the Regulation.

Get detailed information on the requirements. Read our policy guidelines.

You can find out more about the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications by reading the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation 191/11.

Please note: Many individuals and companies are now offering consulting services on accessibility matters including compliance with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the standards.

The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, and the Government of Ontario do not endorse any accessibility consultant, including their advice, opinions or recommendations.